Bring Melanie Ethier Home: Freedom of information requests
September 29, 1996, 15-year-old, Melanie Ethier left a friend’s residence in New Liskeard, to walk home less than a kilometer away, and has not been seen or heard from since.
Officials say the investigation “has remained active and ongoing for 24 years. The OPP states someone out there has the information that is required to solve this case and looks to the public for further information. Through interviews with multiple people connected to the case, OPP have remained very quiet over the last 24 years, releasing very little to no information about the circumstances to Melanie’s mom Celine Ethier, or to the public. Communication is one of the most important aspects of policing: so much police work depends on officers’ abilities both to extract and convey information that there is no room for the invisible yet powerful barriers to communication caused by bias. We are signing this petition and in large numbers together asking that Melanie’s case file and reports be released to Celine Ethier, so she can determine what she feels should be released to the public that can start a dialogue and lead to useful information. Public awareness and providing leads can be a goldmine in tracking down key witnesses, past events pertaining to questions and answers seeking closure in Melanie home.
~ “We offer ourselves to those who have nowhere else to go” Families desperate, who cry for answers and help. We as a community are bound together with the commonality of being the loved one of a missing child ~